So, I've been looking all over the internet for a pattern and I can't find one that looks right. On most of them, the sleeve is way to baggy (the flare is supposed to start at the elbow, not the shoulder) and the shoulder sags something awful (I realize most of them were just costumes but really!) and most of them were just way too big. The sleeves on one of them hung past the wearer's knees!
Anyway, I got the book "Charmed Knits" from the library 'cause I heard there was a pattern in there and I was sooo disappointed! It had all of the opposite problems. The flare began way too low and the shoulders were all puffy-looking and just weird.
And don't even get me started on the colors - why do people seem to think that the sweater was rainbow-clown colored? I saw a lot of burnt orange and sage green; you know, seventies-upholstery colors. Luckily, that's easy to fix. I'll just buy decent colors.
So anyway, I decided I'd be better off just making my own pattern. I've never made a pattern for anything more complicated than beaded socks before so this will definitely be an undertaking!
I started on it last night and in three hours, this is how much I got done:
Hubby kept complaining that I was unraveling more than I was crocheting. (Have to get it just right, you know.)
Hopefully this project won't take a year to finish and I will keep posting updates on it. If I am successful at coming up with a better pattern than the ones out there, I will share it here on my blog.